My children are normally in bed by 8:00 but opening night for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus “Built To Amaze” was just the beginning of the night for them. The pre-show started at 6:30 which was jam packed with clowns, bounce houses, Elephants and even a host dancing with the kids. From start to finish the show was jaw dropping and full of energy.
The ringmaster and full band entered the arena with songs and welcomed everyone to the show, which was followed by everyone standing and joining in for the singing of the national anthem. My kids loved joining in and you could see the pride in their faces as they stood with their hands over their hearts, a proud mommy moment for me!
I was worried my three year old son wouldn’t be able to sit still but the show was so intense with stunt after stunt that it had no problem holding his attention. The clowns were funny and kept the audience wanting more while the crew did a fabulous job setting up between acts. There was never a dull moment!
My favorite part that brought me back to my childhood was seeing the tigers! My son got a little scared but was quickly at ease sitting on my lap and watching the tigers perform.
The show was fantastic from start to finish, it truly lived up to its name “Built To Amaze.” We all left excited and we couldn’t stop talking about our favorite moments. It was a long night but my kids had no problem waking up the next morning for school. Ringling Bros., as always, delivered a great performance and kept us all wanting more!
Built To Amaze will be in Hershey, PA from May 22-27th. Check out Ticketmaster for dates and times in your area!
Disclaimer: In exchange for attending and reporting my experience I was provided complimentary tickets, however, all opinions and pictures are my own.